McCrory’s shocking and underreported positions on LGBT rights

McCrory’s shocking and underreported positions on LGBT rights

Gov. Pat McCrory thinks transgender people are sick and mentally ill and that they need treatment, not protections from discrimination.And he is sure ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Early voting compromises

Early voting compromises

The folks in North Carolina who want to make it harder rather than easier for people to vote – a category that features top officials of the sta...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


It’s still the economy

It’s still the economy

This strange election cycle has focused too much on personalities and too little on issues, but sooner or later we have to believe the campaigns will ...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Tired of the guilt by association game

Tired of the guilt by association game

One of the annoying things about politics these days – and there are many – is how candidates constantly try to connect their opponents to...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


Bee kills in North Carolina

Bee kills in North Carolina

The bees are bummed.First, a new study shows that their habitats are threatened by the biofuels industry, which demands more land for corn and soybean...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Have we won the war on poverty?

Have we won the war on poverty?

It’s amazing how time can change perceptions. Frequently we see this with past presidents. Helped by a popular Broadway play and multi-volume bi...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Why NC is not measuring teacher pay properly (and how we should do it)

Politicians from both sides of the political spectrum understand that teachers are the most important classroom factor when it comes to improving stud...

September 17th, 2016 |  


NC GOP digs in as the damage from HB2 continues to mount

NC GOP digs in as the damage from HB2 continues to mount

The official response by the North Carolina Republican Party to the decision by the NCAA to move seven championship events out of the state next year ...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Local Vietnam-era vets to be honored

Local Vietnam-era vets to be honored

When the Vietnam War ended in the spring of 1975, America’s Vietnam veterans (with the exception of former prisoners of war) received no formal ...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Remembering what we thought 15 years ago

Remembering what we thought 15 years ago

Fifteen years ago, following September 11, 2001, I wrote the following:War. War. War.What is it about this word that excites us, that unifies us, that...

September 14th, 2016 |